Published Date May 25, 2021
This Independence Day, throw a backyard bash that’s bursting with creative flair! Beijos Events will show you how to add some extra patriotism to your Fourth of July celebration with red & blue Tulip One-Step Tie Dye. It’s a great activity for keeping the kids entertained, but don’t be surprised if the grownups want in on the fun too!
- White 100% cotton T-shirts
- White 100% cotton handkerchiefs
- Disposable plastic surface cover
- Sealable plastic bags
Setting up a tie-dye station for your Fourth of July celebration is ideal for keeping all supplies in one convenient area. Make sure to cover the table with a disposable plastic tablecloth for easy cleanup with the tie-dye fun is done! It also helps to prep the dyes before everyone gets to the party so they’re ready to go.
Tell party guests before they arrive to bring a white cotton T-shirt in their size (or you can provide the shirts if you like), then make sure to thoroughly dampen each shirt and wring out. Have everyone put on gloves and choose their favorite tie-dye techniques from the project guides included in the kits.
Now it’s officially time for the tie dye part of your Fourth of July celebration! You might need to help the kiddos fold and bind their shirts with rubber bands (depending on the technique they choose). Then have them add the red and blue tie dye to their bound shirts any way they like!
It also helps to have some paper towels on standby for quick and easy cleanup when working with the dyes. Once everyone is happy with their tie-dye project, write their name on a sealable plastic bag and place their project in the bag for easy, mess-free transport home while the dye sets.
Red and blue tie-dye handkerchiefs are another fun way to add tie dye to your Fourth of July celebration! You can use them as creative napkins for party guests, or even as another item to tie dye during the activity part of your backyard bash!
Let’s not forget about the food part of your Fourth of July celebration – everyone has to eat! You can set your table with tie dye and other patriotic-themed décor and utensils.
The kids will be all smiles after a creative tie-dye activity! What other ways would you incorporate Tulip Tie Dye into your Fourth of July celebration? Tag us on social @tulipcolorcrafts and share with us!